SC stays proceeding against Salman for alleged remarks against a community

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed criminal proceedings and the inquiry initiated against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for allegedly making derogatory comments against Valmiki community members during the promotion of film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission of senior advocate NK Kaul, representing Khan, that the proceedings be stayed.
The senior advocate said some criminal cases were lodged against the actor in Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Mumbai.
The bench asked Kaul to provide the details of the cases pending against Khan and ordered that proceedings in those matters would remain stayed.
Khan had allegedly made some objectionable remarks against the community during the promotion of Bollywood flick ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and subsequently several proceedings were lodged against him under penal provisions under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.